Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has been taking first team reps through the first few days of training camp. This report is not entirely shocking since the Pittsburgh Steelers do not have any proven running backs on the roster. Bell’s competition comes from Isaac Redmen, and Jonathan Dwyer. Both players saw playing time when Rashard Mendenhall went down with injury last season, but failed to impress enough to be the full-time starter going into next year.
Bell was drafted in the second round of this years draft, and the Steelers have expressed much pleasure with his blocking, and his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. While he does not offer a tremendous amount of “big play ability,” he should be a better option than Dwyer, and Redmen. If Bell continues to shine in camp, look for him to be the leader of the Steelers backfield this upcoming season.